February 22, 2019

  • McNamara, seated on stage, talks about her new book.

    Remembering the Legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver

    In her biography of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, author Eileen McNamara depicts Shriver as a tenacious woman devoted to several causes. One of Shriver's often unsung legacies is the prenatal and child health research of her namesake institution, NICHD.
  • Dr. Alondra Nelson extends her hands during talk

    ‘Social Life’ of DNA Has Unique Power

    The rise of genetic testing over the past 20 years, especially with respect to genealogy, has revealed DNA’s social power in addition to its biological power, said Dr. Alondra Nelson at a Jan. 17 Wednesday Afternoon Lecture in Masur Auditorium.
  • Dr. Daniel Fried talking

    Fried Illuminates the Future of Dentistry

    For anyone who dreads going to the dentist, there may be light at the end of the tunnel. Advances in laser and light-based imaging technologies may soon change the face of modern dentistry.
  • Dr. Emmeline Edwards of NCCIH and her granddaughters next to poster with her photo

    Black History Month Exhibition Celebrates NIH Scientists

    This year, NIH's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) chose to celebrate Black History Month with an exhibition of photos and profiles honoring 14 African-American scientists at NIH, plus four scientists from the past.
An artery covered in green from plaque crosses over a 3D model heart shown in red.

On the Cover

3-D reconstructed model heart of a 63-year-old woman with psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition that researchers have linked to heart disease. The vessel at right represents the left circumflex artery, which contains widespread levels of coronary plaque (green). February is American Heart Month.

Photo: Nehal Mehta, NHLBI